I recently purchased a Wahoo Kickr Snap and signed up for trainerroad with the intention to lose weight and get in better shape. I have been riding outside three or more days for couple months and just adding miles weekly (now long day 30 miles in 2 hours average and other days 20 average).
I started the base phase and Kickr is responding but I may be riding wrong, so…
I start and to keep my power even with the goal (warm-up) I end up spinning about 40 rpm and each phase/increase after is I guess based on the slow spinning to keep my levels even.
At the required levels at best I end up with a 80-90 average rpm but the pedal resistance is fairly and then really heavy for normal pedaling (not counting the resting phase which ends up back so slow I have to be around 40 rpm to meet the required.
The 5 second bursts at the resistance has me pushing so hard that the tire is spinning on the trainer even after the initial 2 turns tightness and adding another 1/2 turn due to my legs pushing past the resistance so hard. This in turn causes me to have a long time of free spin after for the pedals to catch up to the rear tire speed.
Should I start at a faster rpm and maybe the trainer will lower the pressure to get the required power goal? Am I starting too slow which is causing the issue?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.